Christian Lanng

Christian is the CEO and Co-founder of Tradeshift. Christian started his first technology company at age 19 and was the youngest Head of Division in the Danish Government, National IT and Telecom Agency. Christian is a recognized thought leader and Fortune 500 advisor, as well as a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of IT Software and Services, World Economic Forum. He frequently keynotes conferences on topics such as digital disruption and business agility, and supply chain sustainability.

  • Goldman Sachs invests in the future of supply chain b2b payments and marketplaces

    Goldman Sachs invests in the future of supply chain b2b payments and marketplaces

    Tradeshift Raises $250 Million In Series E Funding Round, Bringing Company Valuation to $1.1 Billion Last week, we launched the first cloud-based platform for connected supply chain payments. And...

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  • People, not products: digital citizenship and corporate responsibility

    People, not products: digital citizenship and corporate responsibility

    Editor’s Note: On May 25th, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect. The GDPR is a new and far-reaching regulation that aims to provide greater...

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  • Why I take my company to Davos

    Why I take my company to Davos

    I was in Davos, Switzerland for the 2017 World Economic Forum when the CMO of one of the world’s biggest soft drink companies approached me. I figured he wanted to... Read »

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  • What Paris Agreement? Sustainable commerce can fight climate change with or without global pacts

    What Paris Agreement? Sustainable commerce can fight climate change with or without global pacts

    Whether or not the U.S.’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation is overall a good or bad move for the U.S. economy is now a raging debate... Read »

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  • IBX Business Network is now officially a part of Tradeshift

    IBX Business Network is now officially a part of Tradeshift

    Over the last month since we announced that we were acquiring IBX Business Network, it has been some of the most exhilarating time for me at Tradeshift. I speak on... Read »

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  • Say hello to Tradeshift Ada, an AI layer on our commerce platform

    Say hello to Tradeshift Ada, an AI layer on our commerce platform

    I’m excited to announce that we’ve released Ada, the new AI layer on the Tradeshift platform. It will learn from user interactions, improve business processes, and offer contextual information...

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  • We’ve signed a deal to acquire IBX Business Network and will be the largest business commerce platform in the world

    We’ve signed a deal to acquire IBX Business Network and will be the largest business commerce platform in the world

    I’m very happy to announce Tradeshift’s acquisition of IBX Business Network, the largest acquisition in our company’s history. Our mission has always been the same: to build the world’s largest......

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  • Responsible leadership at Davos: Commerce for all

    Responsible leadership at Davos: Commerce for all

    A few days ago, President-elect Trump put forward the idea of a new border tax on imports produced outside the US. Meanwhile, the buzz of uncertainty about what Brexit will... Read »

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  • Welcome to China, SAP Ariba!

    Welcome to China, SAP Ariba!

    Imitation is a recurring theme in our fast-moving and competitive market. Recognizing the volume of digitally connected people and businesses in Asia is among the world’s largest, SAP Ariba...

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  • Combatting the gentrification of disruption

    Combatting the gentrification of disruption

    The “D”-word is on everyone’s mind–from Fortune 1000 CEOs to Silicon Valley VCs. Some are scared of it. Some want more of it. But we all know it’s out there.... Read »

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  • Why I’m in Davos – and why you should join me

    Why I’m in Davos – and why you should join me

    Two years ago someone said, “Christian, you should go to Davos”. I was skeptical and quoted the old Marx Brothers line that I don’t want to be part of any... Read »

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